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Hospital offering six-week workshop series, April 13

(April 9, 2015) Sometimes individuals with cancer and their families become so focused on handling the immediate effects of treatment – chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery – that when treatment is complete or nearing completion, no one knows what to do next.
During treatment, patients have to navigate emotional as well as physical challenges that go beyond their actual plan of care such as dealing with concerns of nutrition, strength and the ability to go out in public.
Managing cancer treatment and recovery is unique for each person. After treatment, there can be the worry of the cancer coming back and confusing feelings of anger or sadness. Although many focus on physical changes, some face unexpected emotional and social issues. One of the most challenging obstacles may be coming to terms with what is now normal.
The Regional Cancer Care Center and Supportive Care Services department at Atlantic General Hospital are available to help patients physically and emotionally throughout their recovery.
The hospital also offers a new six-week workshop series, called Living Well – Cancer Thriving and Surviving, for those who are currently undergoing or have completed cancer treatment. The free workshop will take place Mondays, April 13 through May 18 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center.
Workshop participants will learn how to manage their pain or fatigue, regain physical fitness during and after treatment, communicate with friends, family and caregivers about the illness, and manage stress and difficult emotions, among other skills.
To register, contact Gail Mansell at 410-641-9725 or  email